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"Firmer Breasts. Flattering Shape. Fantastic Figure."
If your breasts aren’t creating the “wow” look you want, don’t feel like you have to live with that dissatisfaction. Dr. Straka believes every woman should feel like the best version of herself. Tailored breast augmentations are designed to enhance the contours of your body by transforming the size, shape, or position of your breasts.
Some women with naturally small breasts may have always been unhappy with their breast appearance. Smaller breasts may be associated with thinner breast tissue, which Dr. Straka takes into consideration when helping you design your Houston breast augmentation.
Some women with naturally small breasts may have always been unhappy with their breast appearance. Smaller breasts may be associated with thinner breast tissue, which Dr. Straka takes into consideration when helping you design your breast augmentation in Houston.
Some women with naturally small breasts may have always been unhappy with their breast appearance. Smaller breasts may be associated with thinner breast tissue, which Dr. Straka takes into consideration when helping you design your breast augmentation.
You will experience bruising and swelling following your surgery. A support bra is typically worn for two to four weeks to help support your breasts throughout the recovery process. Patients can usually drive and return to work after five days. You can resume light activities after two weeks but shouldn’t continue your full exercise routine for six weeks.
The scars left by incisions will remain pink for the first six weeks or so. Over the following months, the scars will fade significantly, becoming more difficult to detect. Massaging scars or using scar tape may help soften scars, allowing them to fade more rapidly.
The cost of breast augmentation varies depending on the type of implant used. A price estimate will be given during your consultation with Dr. Straka. However, financing options are available with various terms and rates through CareCredit®.
The first 24 to 48 hours following breast augmentation will be the most uncomfortable. Most patients experience mild breast soreness and a pressure sensation. Most of your discomfort can be controlled with pain medication.
Risks associated with breast augmentation may include but are not limited to temporary breast soreness, swelling, changes in nipple sensation, hematoma, infection, and capsular contracture. These risks are best discussed in person with Dr. Straka. Each person’s risks vary depending on their natural anatomy and medical history.
Breast augmentation surgery takes between one and two hours to perform. The length of your surgery can vary depending on the implant and incision used.
Breast augmentation surgery is performed with the patient under a general anesthetic to put them to sleep. Dr. Straka uses a board-certified anesthesiologist to administer your anesthesia.
Being a board-certified plastic surgeon indicates that Dr. Straka has the training and experience to make him uniquely qualified to perform your cosmetic or reconstructive procedures. The American Board of Plastic Surgery is dedicated to promoting safe, ethical, and efficacious plastic surgery for the public. To do so, all doctors who are certified must maintain the highest standards of education, examination, and certification.
The lifetime of the implants varies from person to person. Implants may require replacement to treat the deflation of an implant. Some breast implants last a lifetime. Implant manufacturers may offer lifetime warranties on their breast implants.
You can gently massage your implants starting about one week after surgery to help keep them soft and mobile.
It is rare for Dr. Straka to use drains for breast augmentation.
You will be asked to refrain from taking aspirin and diet medications for at least two weeks prior to surgery. If you smoke, you will be asked to stop at least three weeks before surgery since smoking can inhibit the healing process. You will be provided with prescriptions for pain medication prior to your surgery so that you have them on hand as you need them. On the day of your breast augmentation surgery, you should wear loose-fitting clothing, preferably a button-down shirt. Be sure to have a spouse, family member, or friend present to drive you home after the operation. Depending on your medical history, Dr. Straka’s individual instructions may vary.
Breast augmentation surgery shouldn’t interfere with your ability to breastfeed. There is no way to predict how breast implants will affect your experience with breastfeeding until you start. However, most women find that their implants do not significantly inhibit the ability to nurse.
Yes, you will be able to have mammograms if you have implants. Make sure to inform your technician that you have breast implants. Most technicians are familiar with the proper techniques to obtain a good image of the breast tissue with implants in place.
Capsular contracture occurs when the scar tissue (capsule), which normally forms around the implant, tightens over time and compresses the implant. This process makes the implant firm, painful, and less mobile. Additional surgery may be needed in cases where pain and/or firmness are severe. This surgery ranges from the removal of the scar tissue around the implant to the removal and possible replacement of the involved implant.
A small percentage of women experience a change in nipple sensation after surgery, most commonly an increase in sensation, which often resolves within three weeks. It is very uncommon for a patient to lose sensation permanently.
Dr. Philip Straka also specializes in performing revisional, or corrective, breast surgery in Houston that is designed to improve and refine the appearance of a previous breast augmentation. Revisional breast augmentation surgery allows Dr. Straka to “revisit” the work of another doctor and to use his significant experience, training, and expertise in cosmetic breast enhancement to improve the shape, implant position, and softness of the augmented breast. Many patients are referred to Dr. Straka for these challenging repair operations.